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The New World of Travel Writing

There are more ways than ever to make money writing about travel—from writing for third-party outlets (publications, websites) to working with travel-related companies such as luggage and clothing manufacturers, hotels, airlines, and tourism boards. The issue this ever-broadening spectrum has raised for me is a thorny one that has been around for a long time in one guise or another, but that seems even more central now. Namely: Who controls the content?

The Best #TripLit for Foodies

Food and travel go together like, well, forks and knives. If you love good #TripLit as much as you enjoy good food, here are five delectable reads from around the world to add to your list.

Twitter Chat: #TripLit Guru Don George on 5/13!

In addition to being an editor at large at Traveler and the magazine’s chief book expert Don George has tackled everything from how travel keeps us young (and in love with the world) to a popular travel writing tips series for Intelligent Travel. Here’s your chance to pick his literary brain: Join us at 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 13, for @NatGeoTravel’s latest Twitter chat. Use #TripLit to ask a question or to simply follow along.

The Best #TripLit This Winter

Winter may be the perfect time for hibernating with a page-turning read. But the seven new books on this list all convey a deep sense of place that just might inspire you to break out of your warm cocoon and explore somewhere new.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Bookworms

Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and wrap up a new travel-inspiring book instead with these five #TripLit recommendations from Don George.

Three Classic Travel Thrillers

In many cultures, doors to the underworld creak open in October, so it’d be criminal not to sink your teeth right now into these transporting thrillers.

The Best Fall Travel Books

This fall, we’re seeing a heap of new #TripLit stocking the shelves, the kind of books that — no matter if they fall under the fiction, adventure, history, or foodie categories — open up the world and inspire us to make a break for new places and embrace new experiences. So cuddle up with a cup of something warm and start turning the pages of one of these great new travel reads.

#TripLit: Headhunters on My Doorstep

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My #TripLit pick for August: Headhunters on My Doorstep, by J. Maarten Troost. Read on to find out why.

The Books of Summer

Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh destinations. So, wherever you are, put your Wayfarers on and hit the sand with one of these new books.

#TripLit: The Longest Road

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My #TripLit pick for July? “The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Caputo. Here’s why.

Bookmark: The World Is a Carpet

My #TripLit Pick for June? “The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village” by award-winning journalist Anna Badkhen. Here’s why…

#TripLit: Paris to the Pyrenees

In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, has gained a certain cachet. Books have been written on it; movies have been made about it. Almost invariably, the focus of these accounts has been the Spanish portion of the pilgrimage, culminating with arrival at the cathedral in Santiago itself. David Downie offers a different take on an ancient legend.